God, when you thought of a pine tree,
How did you think of a star?
How did you dream of the Milky Way
To guide us from afar.
These poems can be used by teachers as discussion pieces or texts to accompany writing projects for students in grades 3-6.
in Spring Poems
Analysis of Form and Technique
When the cold, harsh winter has given its last breath,
When the sky above shows life instead of death,
When the claws reaching to the frozen sky become decorated with leaves,
When the animals -long in hiding- scurry from trees,
The mountain and the squirrel
Had a quarrel,
And the former called the latter
I do not remember how I came across this poem, but ever since I knew it, it has been my favorite. A little squirrel standing up for itself against the mighty mountain and putting it in place...